This Day In Astro History


the British Prospero
The British Prospero

October 28

2009 - NASA successfully launches the Ares I-X mission, the only rocket launch for its later-cancelled Constellation program.

1974 - Luna 23 Launch. A Soviet Moon Sample Return Mission but the collecting apparatus failed and no samples were returned.

1971 - Britain launches the satellite Prospero into low Earth orbit atop a Black Arrow carrier rocket, the only British satellite to date launched by a British rocket.
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It is my conclusion that human evolution and the motions of matter in space are intrinsically linked. The observation and understanding of the complexity of biological history on Earth cannot be complete without the tandem observation and understanding of a dynamic greater cosmos. - SpaceGene